50 Results for author: Charlie Steele

Do you shop at Amazon?

Many of our members are shopping online at Amazon. But did you know that Amazon will make a donation to your nominated charity from every purchase you make? It's so simple, the Amazon Smile site is exaclty the same as the main Amazon site. Make sure you always use https://smile.amazon.co.uk , make Rotary Club of Ayr ... More

The Great Big Zoom Quiz 6 Oct 2020

This is no ordinary quiz... this is Ayr Rotary's Great Big Zoom Quiz. Starting at 7pm on Tuesday 6 October 2020. Look out for an email from John Dunlop, who will send a link to allow members to enter the Zoom meeting. There will be slides shown on screen for you to identify. There are  various categories including ... More

5K Challenge

Huff, puff, splash!  This is what half of the membership of Ayr Rotary gets up to on Friday mornings or thereabouts.  Lockdown due to Covid 19 has caused all of the Club’s fundraising activities to be cancelled but the need in the community is even greater than before. One of the members suggested that every Friday ... More

Aquabox – Beirut response

Aquabox and Beirut Aquabox are aware of the devastation caused by the recent massive explosion in the dockland area of Beirut. Aquabox is working hard with both groups on the ground and international agencies to establish if access to safe drinking water is an issue. Currently this is uncertain. Once this is establish... More

First ever “e-meeting” for Ayr Rotary

On 14 April 2020, The Rotary Club of Ayr held an “e-meeting”, an online get-together using Zoom software. It was set up by John Dunlop, with President Ieuan in the virtual chair, John giving a presentation and Alex Thomson the vote of thanks. A staggering 28 members joined the meetings, with John outlining the plan ... More

Newton Primary Christmas Show

Report by Neil Beattie On Thursday morning, 19th December John, Marjorie, Milly and I were privileged to be invited, representing the Club, to the Newton Primary School Christmas Show in Newton Wallacetown Church Hall.  The hall was full of parents, grandparents, young siblings, us and even the occasional councillor.  ... More

Women’s Hub receive Treasure Chest Grant

  The Rotary Club of Ayr recently awarded a cheque for £250 to The Ayrshire Women’s Hub following their successful application to the Rotary Club’s Treasure Chest. The Women’s Hub is an empowering social space offering support, activities, events, therapies and simply a safe place to go to relax and ... More

Kummel Cup 27 October 2019

On a fresh, bright breezy October afternoon, the Kummel Cup was played over Royal Troon. Six hardy souls set out to claim the coveted trophy, for the best Stableford score. Alex Thomson was the victor, with an impressive display, mastering the tricky conditions, especially on the back nine, where it was straight into the ... More

Craig Wilson reveals his passion for the Mini

On 10 Sept 2019, we discovered our own Craig Wilson is an expert on the mini.! He took us through the development, from the original design by Alex Issigonis, who started the project in 1956. His brief was to design a car with just 160 cubic feet, the dimensions being 10 ft by 4 ft by 4 ft. The first mini went into ... More

Aquabox Team keep busy

Report by Ayr Aquabox convenor Rob Keating, who is also an Aquabox Ambassador. Rob will be showcasing Aquabox at this year's District Conference at the Jubilee Hotel in Glasgow, in October 2019. We will also be showcasing Aquabox in Aberdeen at the North of Scotland District Conference along with other Ambassadors for ... More